Eosuchia

plural noun
Eo·​su·​chia | \ ˌēōˈsükēə \

Definition of Eosuchia

: an order of Reptilia comprising primitive extinct 2-arched reptiles (subclass Lepidosauria) from the Upper Permian that are sometimes considered ancestral to modern lizards and snakes

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Other Words from Eosuchia

eosuchian \ ¦⸗⸗¦⸗⸗ən \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Eosuchia

New Latin, from eo- + Greek souchos, a kind of crocodile + New Latin -ia

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“Eosuchia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Eosuchia. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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